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Metal Box: John Lydon Says He Spent £10,000 On Apps

Sex Pistols/Public Image Ltd. frontman John Lydon gave an interview to The Telegraph in which he says he spent £10,000 — the equivalent of $15,632.60 — on iPad apps. The man loves apps! More specifically, he loves the type of video games that allow you to buy an advantage, which is a fantastic way to… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Jesus Christ Superstar Tour With Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams, JC Chasez, & Johnny Rotten Abruptly Canceled Due To Lack Of Interest

Well, that didn’t last long — in April, a 50-city North American arena tour was announced for a production of ’70s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, featuring a grab bag of irrelevant musicians in leading roles, including Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, former Destiny’s Child Michelle Williams, *NSYNC’s JC Chasez, and the Sex Pistol’s Johnny Rotten. More »

By: James Rettig / June 1, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Members Of Sex Pistols, Incubus, Destiny’s Child, ‘N Sync Revive Jesus Christ Superstar

If you’re not familiar with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, you might want to get familiar — the show may be coming to an arena near you. And/or if you’ve ever thought Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd gave off a real Judas Iscariot vibe or former Destiny’s Child member Michelle… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 4, 2014 - 1:58 pm

Music’s 10 Most Scandalous Live-TV Moments

When M.I.A. held up her middle finger during Madonna’s Super Bowl Halftime Show last weekend, she dominated blog chatter for a few days and incited a few minor cable-TV debates. She could have to pay a fine, and she’s definitely changed the narrative around her next album. But she hasn’t gotten anywhere near the pantheo… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 9, 2012 - 4:23 pm

Download Ben Gibbard & Death Cab For Cutie’s Best Cover Songs

Last month Death Cab For Cutie returned to the spotlight with “You Are A Tourist,” the great first single and video from their forthcoming Codes And Keys. A sunny addition to our spring playlist, it recalls brighter moments of mid-period Cure when it’s not channeling “Float On.” That’s fitting given how Ben Gibbard’s got five… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 11, 2011 - 11:35 am

Sex Pistols Perfume, Finally

The Daily Swarm reports that this new Sex Pistols Fragrance offers a “fresh, restless bite of lemon, sharpened and intensified by a defiant black pepper.” It’s being sold exclusively at the Fragrance Shop and, we’re told, is “electrified by aldehydes, the fragrance exudes pure energy, pared down and pumped up by leather, shot through with… More »

By: brandon / August 16, 2010 - 2:50 pm

R.I.P. Malcolm McLaren

Strangely, shortly after posting about PiL’s first US television appearance since 1992, we got word that Sex Pistols svengali/manager/promoter Malcolm McLaren died of cancer at a hospital in Switzerland at the age of 64. The New York Times’ Arts Beat reports his longtime companion Young Kim has confirmed the news. Outside of handling the Sex… More »

By: brandon / April 8, 2010 - 3:55 pm

Never Mind the Butter, Here’s The Sex Pistols

Bloc Party and Coldplay fan John Lydon is taking a break from revisionist history (remember, you ripped off Richard Hell, Johnny, not vice versa) to sell Country Life butter. A fitting product tie-in for someone who’s gone (always was?) so soft. Surprisingly, it’s reportedly the first time he’s appeared in a television commercial, because going… More »

By: brandon / October 2, 2008 - 10:19 am

John Lydon And Kele Okereke’s Punch Out

While we were flying back from Chicago, news spread hard and fast about a spat between outspoken post-punk kid Kele Okereke and outspoken punk-punk grandaddy Johnny Rotten, occurring Saturday night in Barcelona. Honestly that would be enough to make it newsworthy in blogland, but it’s Okereke’s claims of what motivated the attack that make it… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 22, 2008 - 11:27 am

“I Used To Rule The World”

Speaking of… Here’s Johnny Rotten on Coldplay: “I pity the poor bastards who have to watch them. They are utterly humourless. I met them a few years ago, said hello and realised they were just men in anoraks. They looked like a gang of little poncey masturbators. There is no fun, they don’t offer joy. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 16, 2008 - 2:42 pm

More Dead Rock Star Shoe Endorsements

Come on R.I.P.ped rockers, it’s getting really hard to keep track of this now. P4K reports that Ian Curtis and Sid Vicious will be amongst the artist-likenesses used to pimp Converses to people who prefer taking style tips from dead people. It’s part of the shoe company’s “Connectivity” campaign, “which gets its name by ‘visually… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2008 - 6:23 pm

Johnny Rotten Is Still A Prick

The October issue of SPIN includes a feature about 1977 and the ol’ punk explosion. Of course, Johnny Lydon’s dusted off to say a few things. And, just as of course, he makes a few headline-baiting statements, attempting to define “punk” according to his questionable criteria. It’s the classic bait and bitch — he like… More »

By: Stereogum / September 24, 2007 - 3:15 pm

Tom Snyder’s Greatest Rock Moments

We pulled this together just in time for your lunch break. Make it a long one. In memory of Tom Snyder, who passed yesterday at the age of 71.

From 1973-1982, the coveted post-Carson slot on NBC belonged to the legendary Snyder and his The Tomorrow Show, an off-kilter interview program featuring Tom’… More »

By: Stereogum / July 30, 2007 - 12:20 pm

Tears In Heaven

This is news-y not only ’cause it’s yet another posthumous appropriation of Kurt’s likeness for corporate ends, but also ’cause Courtney had nothing to do with it. Shocking, yes. Reader Joe delivers the news about Doc Martens UK campaign to promote the durability and rocker appeal of their boots (see they even survive transubstantiation!). Here’… More »

By: Stereogum / May 23, 2007 - 10:37 am

Time’s All-Time 100 Albums

The music mavens at the venerable Time magazine have compiled their list of the “ALL-TIME 100″ albums — unranked and broken down by decade. We’re not sure what’s better: that only five albums of the past five years are among their 100 greatest, or that four of those five were by people who were deadMore »

By: Stereogum / November 14, 2006 - 6:22 pm